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We are a faced-paced, International market research consultancy which requires our interns to be proactive, quick thinking, problem solving individuals. In other words, it’s a job that requires you to be open-minded and adaptable. Agency life is ever-changing-which makes your work dynamic and exciting. Our most successful interns are those who respond to challenges with creative thinking and a collaborative mindset.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Do purposeful work
  • Learn in a bilingual environment
  • Be mentored by the best
  • Professional growth opportunities

You’ll Be Involved In

  • Various aspects of planning, executing, and reporting market research for global brand and product development.
  • Working directly with Project managers with execution of key research methodologies: Secondary research, industry reviews, consumer focus groups and telephone/internet surveys
  • You’ll also gain exposure to development of actionable marketing strategies.

What You’ll Gain From Your Experience

You will have the unique experience of working with a multi-cultural team representing Japan, Australia, Canada, the U.S., the U.K, Germany, Italy, and Singapore, with backgrounds in marketing, business, psychology and sociology. We are a close-knit, hands-on team with a fun-loving and supportive environment.

  • Consumer trend watching across a variety of categories: women power, the changing world of work, internationalization, generational dynamics, food and beverage, travel and entertainment
  • Summarizing and translation support
  • Tabulating and charting research results, preparing PowerPoint reports, and other supporting materials

You’ll experience how a marketing services agency operates, how projects are managed from start to finish (including planning, research execution and preparing for presentations). This will also be excellent opportunity to hone your broad academic background within a professional setting, while developing your critical thinking skills.

Basic intern Qualifications

  • High energy and enthusiastic attitude
  • Energetic and adaptable personality
  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in working and thriving in a multi-cultural environment
  • Open-mindedness to promote “foreign” products within the Japanese marketplace
  • Native-level Japanese and strong English (Reading/Writing/Speaking)
  • Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

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About CarterJMRN

With offices in Tokyo and Osaka hosting a team of more than 70 full time researchers and 100 staff interviewers, CarterJMRN is a full service Japan-based market research and innovation insights agency. Our history began in 1989 with the founding of the Japan Market Resource Network, which merged with Carter Associates in 2012.

In those more than 30 years we have worked with most of the major international brands to have entered and prospered in Japan. As a proudly multicultural agency, we are known for the cultural depth and effectiveness of our responses to clients’ challenges, applying intelligent and efficient design to deliver actionable outcomes. We work to deliver highly practical, prescriptive and actionable insights, no matter how difficult the challenge seems.

We believe that, although the terrain you face in building a successful marketing strategy and activation path sometimes seems obscure, the path to success is knowable and that the consumer is the guide who will show you the way. Our work is creative and stretching yet grounded in the consumer’s life, their culture and the truths they reveal. We combine the tools of the market research trade with our sense of collaboration, thinking, creativity and boundless enthusiasm to help you create the understandings that drive you to action. Our goal is nothing less than to help you create a successful partnership between your brand and the people who trust it.